Golden State Warriors WiretapAugust 2019 Golden State Warriors Wiretap

Warriors, Rockets Are Most Popular Teams In China According To Study

Aug 31, 2019 4:26 PM

A study on the popularity of the NBA in China found that the Golden State Warriors are the most popular team in the country.

The study, called the "Red Card" report, was put together by the Mailman Group.

The Rockets and Lakers rounded out the top three in popularity.

Jeremy Lin was found to be the most popular in China, followed by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. 

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Warriors Promote Mike Dunleavy Jr. To Assistant GM

Aug 29, 2019 5:44 PM

The Golden State Warriors have promoted Mike Dunleavy Jr. to Assistant General Manager.

Dunleavy joined the Warriors last season as a Pro Scout.

The Warriors selected Dunleavy with the third overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft out of Duke.

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Warriors Hire Zaza Pachulia As Consultant

Aug 29, 2019 5:38 PM

The Golden State Warriors have hired Zaza Pachulia as a consultant.

Pachulia played on the Warriors in 2017 and 2018 before joining the Detroit Pistons for his final NBA season.

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Steve Kerr Says Andrew Bogut Returning To Warriors 'Is Something That I'd Be Into'

Aug 28, 2019 2:32 AM

Steve Kerr praised Andrew Bogut ahead of the FIBA World Cup, saying he wouldn't mind Bogut returning to the Warriors next season.

“We loved having Bogues at the Warriors last year...(Bogues returning to the NBA) is something that I’d be into again," said Kerr.

Bogut played in 11 games for the Warriors last season after signing a contract in March.

Bogut was previously playing for the Sydney Kings in the NBL, where he was named MVP of the 2018 season.

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Andrew Harrison Agrees To Camp Deal With Warriors

Aug 27, 2019 4:15 PM

Andrew Harrison has agreed to a camp deal with the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors have 14 players on guaranteed contracts already on the roster.

Harrison finished last season playing in Russia after being waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Aug 20, 2019 1:16 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Suns (3:53), Grizzlies (13:19), Thunder (21:40), Kings (30:17), Timberwolves (35:46), Mavericks (44:24), Pelicans (53:39), Spurs (1:04:32), Trail Blazers (1:09:07), Warriors (1:14:56), Lakers (1:23:39), Jazz (1:28:59) Nuggets (1:35:12), Rockets (1:39:14) and Clippers (1:45:23).

 

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Draymond Green Says He Missed 'Being The Underdog'

Aug 15, 2019 2:16 AM

Draymond Green addressed the lowered expectations for the Golden State Warriors heading into next season, telling Rachel Nichols in an interview on ESPN's "The Jump" that he relishes having the underdog chip on his shoulder again. 

"I've heard people say we're not gonna make the playoffs...that's just, like, that's total disrespect, but no different than the disrespect we've all been getting for years. I like it. You know, being the underdog. It's been a while since we been the underdog. But it brings that underdog chip back, and I miss that chip," said Green.

The Warriors opened at minus-400 odds to make the playoffs at Caesars' Sportsbook. They were minus-10,000 odds to reach the playoffs last season.

Green also discussed recent rumors that Kevin Durant stopped talking to his teammates towards the end of last season.

Green added that he found about Durant's decision to sign with the Nets along with everyone else. 

"It's my life, like, am I supposed to come to you and A) let you know that that's what I wanna do, or B) ask you for permission? No. And so I found out when everybody else found out, which is exactly how it should be."

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Kevin Durant Stopped Talking To Warriors' Teammates During Season

Aug 9, 2019 10:01 AM

Kevin Durant essentially stopped talking to his Golden State Warriors' teammates at a certain point in his final season with the franchise.

"There was a point with Kevin Durant when he just stopped talking to his teammates," Haynes said during an appearance on Fox Sports' 'The Herd with Colin Cowherd.' "He was really on an island and didn't have somebody that he was close with on that team. The only person he was close with was Quinn Cook, because they're from the same area. But Quinn is a younger guy that doesn't have much clout within the franchise."

Hayes didn't specify when the change occurred but it did happen at some point after Durant's confrontation with Draymond Green in November. 

"After the Draymond stuff went down and then the New York Knicks chatter started going haywire, Durant just stopped talking," Haynes said. "He felt like if he said something, it would give a lot of credence to people saying he's only thinking about free agency. You would see Durant leaving the arena by himself and entering the arena by himself and really not speaking to anyone."

The conventional wisdom throughout the season was Durant planned on leaving.

"There were a lot of things going on and you could tell everybody knew the writing was on the wall early on that it was going to be his last season on the Warriors," Haynes said.

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Kevin Durant: Nets Were Always Going To Be Pick If I Left Warriors

Aug 7, 2019 8:30 PM

Kevin Durant was asked by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports why he decided to leave the Golden State Warriors to join the Brooklyn Nets.

“Because I wanted to,” Durant said. “The basketball was appealing.”

Durant was then asked when he made his decision as he had been connected to leaving the Warriors for much of the season.

“June 30. That morning. I never wanted to disrespect the game by putting my focus on the future. It was always about that day, focusing on that day and what was most important that day. And throughout the season, basketball is the No. 1 thing.”

Durant signed with the Nets despite being linked during the season to the New York Knicks.

“If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant said. “They got the pieces and a creative front office. I just like what they were building.”

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Kevin Durant Doesn't Hold Warriors Responsible For Achilles Injury

Aug 7, 2019 8:28 PM

Kevin Durant spoke to the media for the first time in nearly two months as he sat down with Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

The first question Haynes asked Durant was whether he believed the Golden State Warriors mishandled his calf injury that eventually led to a torn Achilles.

“Hell, no. How can you blame [the Warriors]? Hell, no,” Durant told Yahoo! Sports. “I heard the Warriors pressured me into getting back. Nobody never said a word to me during rehab as I was coming back. It was only me and [director of sports medicine and performance] Rick [Celebrini] working out every day. Right when the series started, I targeted Game 5. Hell, nah. It just happened. It’s basketball. S--- happens. Nobody was responsible for it. It was just the game. We just need to move on from that s--- because I’m going to be back playing.”

Durant still replays that fateful night in Toronto.

“Yeah, I still think about that night,” Durant told Yahoo Sports. “Every experience I’ve been through in the league is obviously always ingrained in my mind, but that one is definitely always going to be a huge part of my career because it’s the biggest stage and the type of injury I had. But now I look at it as me just going out there playing basketball, and I happened to get hurt. And now I’m just waiting to get back. I know it’s a huge deal to everybody else, but I just try to take it on the chin and keep it moving.”

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

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Klay Thompson Expects To Return From ACL After All-Star Break
Klay Thompson said he is on track to return to the court at some point next season.

Arash Markazi/Los Angeles Times

Rakuten Wants To Extend Jersey Sponsorship With Warriors
The Warriors and Rakuten agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal in 2017.

Japan Times

Draymond Green Has Player Option, Trade Kicker In Extension With Warriors
Draymond Green took less money by signing an extension now but he did receive a player option in 2023.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Steve Kerr Envisions Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, D'Angelo Russell In Starting Lineup
The Warriors plan to develop D'Angelo Russell next to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson for the long-term.

NBA.com

Devyn Marble Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Warriors
Devyn Marble averaged 13.3 points with Trento last season.

Emiliano Carchia/Sportando

Draymond Green Agrees To Four-Year, $100M Extension With Warriors
Draymond Green could have waited to become a free agent in 2020.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN